Help Plant Trees in Long Beach at American Gold Star Manor (Senior Housing)
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
38 people are interested
Help plant 100 trees at the American Gold Star Manor in Long Beach. Volunteers will learn how to plant trees, build tree wells and deep soak the trees to help get them off to a good start. No experience necessary. Please wear closed-toe shoes. You may also want to bring a hat and suncreen. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, please provide supervision for young children.
Come help plant the trees!
AmericanGold Star Manor Tree Planting
"For All Who Have Made Sacrifices for our Country"
Saturday, May 16, 2020
9 a.m. - noon
Meeting Location: 3021 Gold Star Drive
Long Beach, CA 90810
Volunteers of all ages are welcome at this event to help plant and water these young trees.
No experience is needed, we will train you.
What can you expect on planting day? I thought you all would like to check out this awesome video from a recent tree planting event!
Gold star mothers is a term is a term that came into general use with the creation of service flags used to show that a family had lost a son or daughter in the service (a blue star) or a child that died in the service (a gold star almost covering the blue star so that a rim of the blue star still shows.) Mothers of slain service members came to be known as gold star mothers. The phrase is generic, and through customary usage has come to designate any mother whose child has been lost in the military.A group of gold star mothers met in 1928 to form the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. (AGSM). AGSM is a national, private organization that is headquartered in Washington, DC. It has chapters all across the United States.
Can you and/or your organization serve as Water Brigade volunteers to help water the newly planted trees on planting day?
Volunteers are needed to help make sure each tree is deep watered with 15 gallons on planting day to help them get off to a good start.
Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau staff will deliver all the trees and tools on planting day.
Thank you for helping to build the urban forest!
About Long Beach Development Services Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau
100 W. Broadway, Suite 550, Long Beach, CA 90802, US
The mission of the Long Beach Development Services is to make a difference in our community by building a dynamic, safe and sustainable city that honors its past and embraces the future.
The Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau is committed to providing innovative programs and services designed to improve Long Beach neighborhoods.
American Gold Star Manor3021 Gold Star DriveLong Beach, CA 90810
- Elder care
- Habitat Restoration
- Environmental Education
- Veteran Care
- People 55+
- 3 hours
- Please wear closed-toe shoes. A hat and sunscreen are also helpful.